UCLA Faces No. 14 Kansas in Maui Semifinals

Nov. 22, 2011

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DATE: Nov. 22, 2011
SITE: Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
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SERIES: UCLA leads 10-6

SERIES VS. KANSAS
This is the 17th meeting between the Kansas Jayhawks and UCLA with the Bruins leading the series 10-6. Kansas won the last meeting a year ago 77-76 (Dec. 2, 2010) in Lawrence on a controversial foul call with seven-tenths of a second remaining. Tyler Honeycutt led all scorers with a career-high 33 points, including draining a three-pointer to tie the game at 76-76 with five seconds left. But Malcolm Lee was called for a foul while he and Mario Little were scrambling for a loose ball. Little made the first and missed the second to win the game for the Jayhawks. Joshua Smith had a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds for UCLA while Tyrel Reed and Tyshawn Taylor led Kansas with 17 points apiece. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 1-2 all-time against Kansas.

IN THE POLLS
UCLA began the season ranked 17th in the AP Top 25 and 20th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, but has fallen out of both polls. Kansas is ranked No. 14 in both polls this week.

UCLA IN MAUI INVITATIONAL
This marks the fourth time UCLA has competed in the EA Sports Maui Invitational (7-3 record). The first was in 1995 when the Bruins finished sixth with a 1-2 record. The second trip to Maui came in 2001 with UCLA finishing in third place (2-1). The third trip was in 2006 with the Bruins winning the title (3-0). The Bruins have now won five straight games in the Maui Invitational dating back to the 89-77 win over South Carolina in the 2001 third-place game. Then UCLA won all three games of the 2006 Tournament and opened the 2011 Tournament with a 92-60 win over Chaminade. The 92 points are the most UCLA has scored in the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

CHARTING COACH HOWLAND
Ben Howland earned his 300th victory of his career with the 72-54 win over DePaul in the 15th Annual John R. Wooden Classic (Dec. 13, 2008). He is currently 358-183 (.662), which ranks 33rd on the winningest active coaches list by percentage and 50th on the active list by victories. Howland's first career victory was his first game at Northern Arizona in 1994, a 71-69 victory over New Mexico Highlands. His 100th career victory came in his second season at Pittsburgh in the 77-65 win at home over Seton Hall (Jan. 13, 2001). His 200th win came in his third season at UCLA with the 56-37 home win over Delaware State (Nov. 19, 2005). Howland is 19-9 (.679) in the NCAA Tournament (15-6 (.714) at UCLA).

BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Junior guard De'End Parker missed the Chaminade game (Nov. 21) with a sprained right knee (injured in practice on Nov. 20) and is doubtful for the game against No. 14 Kansas (Nov. 22). Sophomore forward David Wear suffered a mild concussion in practice on Nov. 17 and missed all practices from Nov. 18-20 and sat out the Chaminade contest (Nov. 21). He is listed as day-to-day and is probable for the Kansas game.

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